Palace too strong for Brighton

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Brighton fell to their first home defeat of the season last night, with the Albion going to down to arch rivals Crystal Palace 3-1 at Amex Stadium.

Craig Mackail-Smith netted the Seagulls' only goal in the seventh minute, but Glenn Murray, Darren Ambrose and Wilfried Zaha all scored to secure a famous away win.

Other newly promoted side Peterborough, meanwhile, got away with a lucky 3-2 win after Portsmouth’s Erik Huseklepp produced an own goal in the dying seconds of the game.


Nottingham Forest landed in more trouble after a 5-1 defeat away to Burnley. Pressure is no doubt growing over the future of Steve McClaren, with the manager insisting that the result was ‘rubbish’. Forest currently sit at 20th on the npower Championship table and have the joint lowest goal different with Doncaster.

Meanwhile, Reading staged a comeback against Bristol City, coming back from 2-0 down to score three goals in the last 18 minutes of the game. Mathieu Manset scored the winner in the fourth minute of injury time, gifting Reading a much needed three points and a mid-table positioning.

Across the npower Championship, Ipswich defeated West Ham 1-0 as Lee Bowyer scored his first goal for the Tractor Boys, Blackpool came back from 2-1 down to draw with Coventry 2-2 after a last minute Keith Southern strike, Doncaster and Hull drew 1-1 and Watford defeated Milwall 2-1.

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